Flames key defender Limbikani Mzava returned to action for his South African club Bloemfontein Celtic on Wednesday evening after being reduced to a side show for slightly over a month.
Mzava was in action for Celtic when they lost 0-1 to Robin Ngalande’s Ajax Cape Town in the Mother City via Granwald Scott’s strike.
The tough-as-a-teak defender, who was sidelined for four consecutive matches, said despite the loss, he was delighted to get a run.
“It is sad that we lost, but nevertheless I was happy to return to action.
“I was satisfied with my individual performance, but as a team I felt we could have done better,” said Mzava.
But Mzava’s compatriot Frank ‘Gabadinho’ Mhango is still sidelined having failed to make even the travelling squad of 20 players.
The loss meant Celtic remain on eighth position with 16 points from 12 games.
Ngalande did not get a run for Ajax, who have now reduced the gap with leaders Kaizer Chiefs to just nine points as they are second with 21 points. Apart from being thrown in as a late substitute, Ngalande has also been a sideshow at Ajax.
Atusaye Nyondo featured for 87 minutes for his club, University of Pretoria (UP), who held Orlando Pirates to a goalless draw. He made way for Khethukuthula Zwane.
UP are on 12th position with 13 points from 12 games.
Esau Kanyenda’s Polokwane City punched beyond their weight to force leaders Chiefs to a barren draw. Polokwane are 11th with 14 points from 12 games. Robert Ng’ambi’s Platinum Stars are 14th with 11 points from 10 games
Former Flames coach Kinnah Phiri’s Free State Stars lost 0-1 to Bidvest Wits to remain second from the bottom with 11 points from 12 games.